Recently around 200 Lands’ End employees took time out from a busy Thursday to spend their day cleaning up Lake Waubesa at Lake Farm County Park near Madison, Wisconsin,at our annual “Take a Stake in the Lake” event.
Since 2011, Lands’ End has been an active supporter of the Madison-based Clean Lakes Alliance. We recognize the importance of keeping our local lakes clean, parks accessible, and community healthy.
Over the past four years, Lands’ End employees have completed a restoration project that involved cleaning out acres of invasive species, including buckthorn and honeysuckle, that were crowding out native plants and damaging the shoreline. Thanks to the efforts of Lands’ End volunteers, Dane County was able to open up the Lower Yahara River Trail earlier than expected last year.
This year we began the restoration of a new section of the Lake Waubesa shoreline. We were split into 10 groups to divide and conquer the task before us—hours of hard work cutting down invasive plants and making the lake more accessible.
Despite the heat, sweat and muscle aches the day entails, at Lands’ End we look forward to this event every year, and some retirees even come back to lend a hand! “Take a Stake in the Lake” is a day to enjoy some fresh air, meet new people, and take part in something that benefits the environment and the community. We value our partnership with the Clean Lakes Alliance and thank them for inviting us to participate every year.